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Heidenau K60 Scout Front Tire
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Heidenau K60 Scout Front Tire

A true "50/50" dual sport tire, the K60 Scout brings a proven balance of performance on- and off-road. With an improved tread and compound, the Scout delivers better cornering stability and wet weather grip on the pavement, while delivering off-road as well.

The "chevron" style tread pattern is similar to full knobby designs which provides lots of open space between the tread blocks to route sand, mud and water from the contact patch while constantly keeping some rubber in contact with the road as the tire rotates.  This tire is a stand-out as it does not sacrifice on-road longevity and adhesion to the pavement for off-road traction.  A difficult feat for any tire to accomplish.

  • TL = Tubeless
  • TT = Tube Type Tire
4.6 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4.4 / 5
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Tread Life
4.4 / 5
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5 / 5
A bit of a harsh ride but a great value
OK, just got back from a trip to South America with Heidi's mounted front and rear on my 1200GS. After 10,000 miles over good roads, bad roads, gravel, grass, rocks, and a log of muck, these babies are still going. Having just put another 2,000 miles on the bike getting it back from the port and riding a bit locally, you would think the rubber would be gone. However, the front tire looks like it probably has another 5,000 miles to go while the rear needs to be replaced fairly soon. All in all, I am very pleased with the Heidi's.

Good: Wear, looks, and grip in various rough, off road conditions. Was so happy I had these puppies on the bike when we got to some of the "roads" in Chile and Argentina. Miles and miles of rock and gravel challenged the rider but the tires were great.

Bad: If you want a smooth street ride, these tires are NOT for you. You will definitely feel the knobs on the tarmac and they will make a bit of noise as well. If you plan to stay on the road and just want something that looks more "off roadish", you should look at something else.

OK: Wet road grip is satisfactory. However, I would not get too aggressive in curves on wet roads until you know their limitations. You don't get the kind of mileage I am getting out of these without the rubber being a bit hard.

Overall, I think these are great tires for someone that actually takes their bike off the tarmac on a regular basis. You can find tires with more grip on wet roads and smoother rides, but I don't know if you will find tires that give you better all around performance in combined off and on road riding.
July 14, 2014
2012 BMW R1200GS
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
K60 - Decent experience - a few "gotchas"
I'm just now at the point of wearing out my first set of K60's on my R1100GS. After getting them scrubbed in, I put on about 2500 miles on-road before getting any significant off-road time on them. On-road, nothing really new that you haven't already heard:
- decent grip
- great wear
- the front tire howls at 65-70mph
- can be a bit marginal in the wet - tend to let go quickly without a lot of warning. I would pick different tires if I rode in a lot of rain.

In the dry and warm weather, I have been able to get the bike over just as far as with any other tire I'd had on, and never had them slip unpredictably The center rib on the rear I'm sure adds to the mileage, but it does wander in loose gravel. In riding down in the AZ strip, it did great on the dirt/rock roads, and I never felt in need of more traction. Tried airing down for sand, and it was so stiff it didn't flatten out at all - really no difference between 35lbs and 12. Deep Sand=not good.
After a week of pounding down what could in some cases only be charitably called roads, with lots of sharp rocks, never had a cut or puncture - VERY tough tire. When you are 100 miles from pavement, this is reassuring. :) Decent traction of larger stretches of rock.
- good tracking in dirt/rock
- wide grooves help keep things planted
- Center rib on rear can wander in gravel.

All in all, mine was a good experience with these tires. As long as you recognize what their limitations are, they are a good value and provide good service.
September 2, 2015
1998 BMW R1100GS
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Awesome tire!
Keep in mind im not a tire guru. I read great reviews on this tire and that's what helped me make my decision. I bought this tire for a Tennessee to Alaska trip. I rode the Trans American Trail to Utah and then a variety of paved and gravel roads all the way to Inuvik Canada, and Prudhoe Bay Alaska and finally home to TN. I went through 3back tires, but the front made the whole trip- 16700 miles! Yes, its ready to be replaced now! The tire had great grip in all terrain, mud, gravel, sand, pavement, even some snow! it is a true 50/50 tire, so it does hum and have some noise on pavement but that is easily overlooked for its performance and durability!!
July 21, 2014
2008 KTM 990 Adventure
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Outstanding 50% / 50% Adventure Tire
Like the K60 rear tire I reviewed, this tire is not for the people riding the freeways exclusively. A lot of other pavement tires are better for that. This one howls at speed and it "seeks" on grooved pavement--not much, but it does a little bit.
That's the negative. Now the positive--
This tire is in the very top tier of outstanding tires for people who ride on the pavement to get the back country. I ride a DL650 adventure bike fully loaded for camping, etc. Outstanding!
On gravel, slimy black mud, dirt, rocks--I couldn't get it to disappoint me. Drive it into a rut on purpose and then drive it right back up the side of the rut. Or cruise along a little ridge without falling down into a rut.
Excellent tire to get you out to the back country, into the back of the back country, and then depend on it to get you back out and home again.
I don't know about wear, it's still new to me.
November 10, 2014
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Great tire.
I only have about 200 miles on this tire; so, take this review with a grain of salt.
First off, my 2013 Kawasaki KLR 650's handling changed completely; it's as if I had a different bike. I purchased front and back k60's and the best way I can describe the change...the bike feels as though it's on knife edges. Turning and corning come without effort; I have to get use to the way the bike handles. I find myself exiting my turns off from where I intended....use to the old junkie tires. I practiced all weekend and now, I am spot on. As far as off road, the traction is amazing...extreme amount of grip on grassy, gravel and dirt roads.

I didn't know Revzilla was in my hometown...haha. I ordered on a Wednesday night and it arrived Thursday afternoon. I love the guys.
March 22, 2016
2013 Kawasaki KLR650
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Sticks like glue,wears like iron
I bought these tires based on previous reviews and wasn't disappointed .stiff to install but not bad if you use tire warmers or set out in the sun for a while,although a bit noisy,these seem to be the best off road tire for the street.
September 7, 2015
1 year ago
2014 Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Great grip!
These K60's have great grip, both on and off road. Air down a bit for dirt/mud - stock pressures on street. Careful in the wet - they're not dangerous, but aren't super-grippy either. I'm a cautious rider in the rain anyway, but it deserves to be mentioned for all of you rain-confident riders.
August 19, 2013
2013 BMW F800GS
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
True 50/50 tire
I'm riding a KTM 990 and am just getting ready to put on another set of Heidenau k 60s. The set I'm taking off has a wee bit over 7000 miles on both front and rear. These are true 50/50 tires. I will ride 600 miles of pavement to ride 800 miles off road. They do not disappoint. If you have a street queen you wont be happy with the mileage, low speed vibration, etc. If you have a trailer queen and don't do the slab buy a more aggressive (read knobbie) tire. But if you truly ride something in the 50/50 range they are not a bad choice. Parting thought, buy a good set of tire irons, these tires have the stiffest sidewall ever!
July 20, 2013
2012 KTM 990 Adventure
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
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5 / 5
Heidenau K60 Scout Front Tire
Purchased a set of Heidenau's to make a trip from Key West to Prudhoe Bay, AK. I mounted them on my 1974 Suzuki GT750 and 9000 miles later the front tire showed minimal wear. On the trip I encountered about every kind of road condition possible and the tire took it well. Great traction on wet roads and mud as well as dry sand and rocks. Great tread life! Liked them so much I bought a second set.
May 24, 2016
1 year ago
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
4 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
A little noisy
The front tire shakes the bike left to right until you reach 5 mph due to the offset chevron tread pattern. As you go faster this shaking turns into noise. Noise goes away above 60 mph. They were noisier when new and appear to be less so now. Perhaps with a few more miles they will get quieter.
June 28, 2016
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Why did you choose this?
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Great tire--used on R1200GS for trip from San Francisco to Fairbanks and back. Rode over 7500 miles--still plenty of tread left.
Richard R on Apr 25, 2017
For me, this has been a GREAT tire. 19,000 miles on the last front. Took me to Alaska and back, plus some. Just back from 5-week trip to Baja, MX......worked great!!
Greg B on Apr 16, 2017
Great tire--used on R1200GS for trip from San Francisco to Fairbanks and back. Rode over 7500 miles--still plenty of tread left.
Richard R on Apr 25, 2017
Matches my riding style. Longevity, Performance.
Stephen F on Apr 24, 2017
For me, this has been a GREAT tire. 19,000 miles on the last front. Took me to Alaska and back, plus some. Just back from 5-week trip to Baja, MX......worked great!!
Greg B on Apr 16, 2017
Scott V on Apr 15, 2017
Meets my needs and quality
DAVID P on Apr 11, 2017
reviews were good
kelly t on Apr 7, 2017
Aggressive tread without going to knobby tires. A little noisy around 40-50 mph on my bike anyway.
22penguins on Apr 7, 2017
to match the rear K60 I bought
S T on Mar 30, 2017
Had a set on my heavily packed 650 VStrom, 900 lbs including rider, when I went to Deadhorse, AK last year and the rear has 10K on it with 15K on the front, and there is still some tread life on each. Headed to Moab, UT this summer on a Super Tenere and look to get similar mileage for this much shorter trip and want the grip for the UT BDR.
V650 on Mar 23, 2017
a friend
L A on Mar 9, 2017
They go with the rear tire.
Shawn T on Mar 8, 2017
Reviews posted on your site
Bret R on Mar 8, 2017
Adventure riding school, bike fitted with these.
Ronald R on Feb 27, 2017
I heard that they ROCK!
scott w on Feb 16, 2017
JAMES M on Feb 15, 2017
Could have gone more miles than 11k....so this thing works on the Alaska Highway and the Dalton Haul Road and the Top of the World to Chicken and Dawson really well...
Mark B on Feb 13, 2017
Best tires ever love them.
Brad S on Jan 17, 2017
I ran these on my big adventure bike and wanted to try them on my DR650.
Eric E on Jan 13, 2017
Needed new tires. Already had these on my bike and like them enough to buy again.
Scott M on Dec 22, 2016
long life
Mark G on Dec 13, 2016
Good reputation in on line forums
Alan J on Nov 28, 2016
Can't remember why I chose them initially, but I've run many sets of these and can't think of a better adventure bike tire. True 50/50 performance, and I can stay with crotch rockets in the twisties, and they're great in the rain too.
david c on Nov 18, 2016
Great reviews
Vincent J on Nov 14, 2016
Overall the BEST enduro tire out there
Enrik on Oct 31, 2016
This is a great dual sport tire providing a good balance between highway and off-road riding. The tire of choice for my 14,000 mile ride to Prudhoe Bay this year.
Levon B on Oct 20, 2016
Good tire, but real noisy on pavement. Next set I'll repeat the rear scout, but change the front for something else. My bike sounds like my truck!
Carl P on Oct 5, 2016
I like these tires, and get decent highway mileage out of them, and they perform well in the rough
Andrew H on Sep 28, 2016
This tire has three things going for it: It's good off road. It's good on road. It lasts a lot longer than comparable tires.
Lance E on Sep 25, 2016
The GREAT reviews!!! Looks like it serves my uses PERFECTLY!!!! I am excited to see the adventures my future tire use brings!!!!
Kimber T on Sep 24, 2016
Read reviews for weeks about this tire and watched the Revzilla video about them. I was impressed with all the positive information on these 50/50 tires. Now that I have about 1000 miles on them, I am so impressed with these tires. Great off-road and perform nearly like a street tire on asphalt.
Ross T on Sep 21, 2016
Reviews. Works well. But will more than likely go back to a TKC80 or Kenda BB front.
William U on Sep 20, 2016
Was using my 990 on more paved rides. Good tire for that but I don't care for it on the gravel we have. Going back to the Conti TKC as it is better for the gravel.
Dan J on Sep 5, 2016
I prefer the same front and rear
David F on Aug 29, 2016
Forum recommendation
R E on Aug 27, 2016
Great reviews online for this tire on the heavy-weight ADV Bikes.
Mike J on Aug 23, 2016
Other bikers recommend them. I've ridden a bike with these tires and like them for their rough road performance as well as asphalt compromise.
Michael B on Aug 19, 2016
Recommended from a friend.
Timothy O on Jul 28, 2016
I did a trip to Alaska this summer and put over 10,000 miles on my V-Strom. the tires are wearing a little funny but I still have over a 1/3 the tread left. very happy with these tires.
M T on Jul 15, 2016
Previous experience with this tire. Will be taking a trip from St. Louis to Alaska, needed 10,000 miles out of a gravel tire.
Mark M on Jul 7, 2016
I have a rear one on my bike right now. Quiet and sticky
Thomas B on Jul 6, 2016
Plan on riding more back country roads and have read and talked with people who recommend them.
Mcgee1251 on Jul 6, 2016
Great tires - last a long time.
Scott B on Jul 4, 2016
reputation and reviews
mike s on Jun 25, 2016
Your video and a web search.
People say it's a good tire
James D on Jun 22, 2016
LOVE these tiires. I am on my second set with my BMW F650GS. On road I have never had a problem staying with others in the turns with their sport touring bikes. Off road they handle the basics fairly well. I got just over 20,000 miles with my last set.
Michael E on Jun 21, 2016
Michael D on Jun 15, 2016
Heidenau tires have lond life and good grip for on and off road.
desertduster on Jun 15, 2016
These tires are well reviewed everywhere for decent off-road performance and very good durability, but hesitated cause the front tire has been reported to be a bit squirrely.
Chip B on Jun 6, 2016
Good tire. Friends recommended. I think I like the Mitas E07 Dakar better though. not as squirrely on the tar snakes
Paul G on Jun 6, 2016
dual sport great tire hi mileage
Harold R on Jun 4, 2016
Matches my riding style. Longevity, Performance.
Stephen F on Apr 24, 2017
Scott V on Apr 15, 2017
Those who are running this tire on KLR spoke wheel, I am assuming that you're running them with tubes? Any problems running tubes in them?
Carey S on Aug 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: A tubeless tire doesn't care if it has a tube in it or not. The K60 tires worked just fine on my KLR..
Any news on the K60 in a 170/60-17 size?
Patrick S on Jun 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I spoke with a local Heidenau dealer who tells me that he was told that the new sizes (front and rear for the 2014+ R1200GS) are being manufactured presently but arrival in the US has been delayed by the dock worker strike. Supposedly they are on ships off the US coast awaiting unloading. No idea if that is accurate. Guesstimated ETA from this dealer was sometime in April or May, which was not useful. It seems obvious that they will do everything possible to bring them to market ASAP given the global popularity of these bikes and their tires. I would be curious to know if they are available in Europe or any other market outside of the U.S.
Can i use tubless type with a tube?
A shopper on May 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yep..yessir...no problem. You can always go tube in a tubeless. Great tire with great wear.
have a Triumph Tiger 800xc with 90/90 - 21 & 150/70r 17 of course with tubes. Any chance these tires would work? Anything compatible if not?
A shopper on Nov 7, 2013
BEST ANSWER: In my opninion Heidenau K60 Scout Front Tire it works very well in your BikeTriumph Tiger 800xc with the rear tire 150/70.

Good durabilidad, Grip even in the rain and estability to. Heidenau k60 is a tire 50 % on road and 50% off road.
I made a travel fron Ensenada Mexico to Canada in 11 days ( 4,500 miles) and nothing happen I mind no problem in the tires.

So I recomend this tires in any surfaces on road and off road.

I'm assuming these are bias ply tires and not radials?
A shopper on Mar 31, 2012
BEST ANSWER: The Heidenau K60 Scout tires are bias ply, not radial. The "B" you see in the larger tire denotes a difference in the center tread pattern, not a designation of tire type.
Do you see any issue of using a 120/90-17 front tire on the REAR of a lightweight bike (wr250R) moto?
A shopper on Sep 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I don't know. The front tire lasts forever but it is extremely loud on pavement. Also, If you put the front tire on the back, make sure you tell whoever is installing it the the tire that the tire is actually designed to go on the front. The tread patterns are to be facing the opposite direction than if the tire were to be placed on the front tire.
I usually change my tires myself, but have heard that these tires have a pretty stiff sidewall that can cause difficulty mounting when using tire spoons. Has anyone out there had any experience with changing this tire the old fashioned way?
A shopper on Feb 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes they are tough to install but since then I have discovered a majic solution to aid the process. It is called Windex. It makes everything slippery and I believe it would reduce the time by 50% installing the tires. The front tire was the easist the rear tire was more difficult. I love tires I put them on my KLR 650.
may be a strange question but i own a 04 harley vrod do alot of gravel and dirt ridin checkin cattle an farmin operation curious rather these scout tires would be appropriate an iffen so which size should i get?
A shopper on Dec 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I ride R1200 GS so I don't know how it pertains to a Vrod. But these are great tires and work well on fire roads and gravel. They have great tread life. As far as size goes, I can't help you.
I have a 2015 BMW r1200GS Adventure. Please confirm that Rear "170/60B17 72S TL" and Front "120/70-19 60T TL" are the correct sizes for my motorbike? Gracias.
A shopper on Oct 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: That should be correct a great all around tire!!
Have used these Heidenau tires on my Tiger XC and have been well pleased. Planning to install a set on my wife's Kaw 650 Versys for our next and 3rd trip to AK. The front wheel size on that bike is a 120/90 X 17 and I see Heidenau makes the tire in that size but only in a tube type tire. Assume I'll need to remove the wheel's tubeless valve stem and run a tube on the cast wheel? Or can I run the tire tubeless since the rim is a tubeless design? Thanks in advance for any and all answers.
RONALD L on Sep 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Tubeless works.